With thousands of people demonstrating in the streets after the death of George Floyd, health experts are concerned that the crowds, shouting, and lack of masks may contribute to a spike in COVID-19 cases. However, with many locations also “opening up,” they say a spike is inevitable, to be made worse by protests, but teasing out what’s responsible becomes more difficult. Experts discuss.
Dr. Julie Swann, Dept. Head and Allison Distinguished Professor, Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University
Dr. Pinar Keskinocak, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Director, Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems, Georgia Tech University
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